When the first trailer for DC Universe’s new series Titans dropped during San Diego Comic-Con in July, many fans were caught off-guard by the edgier tone that the series was going for. But the level of edge that the trailer displayed reached an unbelievable level when Robin (Brenton Thwaites) utters the now-infamous line, “Fuck Batman.”
Robin’s infamous line has since gone on to become a bit of a meme among DC fans, and many have been left confused as to why Robin expresses such a sentiment to the Caped Crusader. Well, Brenton Thwaites recently confirmed why Robin utters, “Fuck Batman.”
According to Thwaites, the Batman that exists in the Titans universe is a cold-blooded killer. Now before you go on to speculate that their Batman is the same one Ben Affleck portrayed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, take a look at Thwaites’ comments down below:
“Batman is a killer and Robin wants to get away from that. The idea is that he doesn’t want to become a killer himself. And although these guys that he’s fighting are bad and they deserve, you know, they deserve what he’s dishing out, it seems, he believes that when you kill someone you crossed the line and you become almost as bad as them, so it’s pretty clear in the series that he was with Batman, Batman crossed the line and he was teaching me to do the same thing, and he’s trying to break away from that.”
Do you like this approach that Titans is going for? Are you curious to see how Robin’s life is impacted given his disillusionment with his former boss? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans premieres on Friday, October 12 on the DC Universe.